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rok

DESIGNER   +   ACTIVIST   +   OUTSIDE_OF_CLASIFICATIONS

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oliver
1 week, 6 days ago

Montreal friends, come and join us this coming Wednesday:

Members of the Memefest Network were recently in Baltimore, USA working with the Black Yield Institute and students at Goucher College tackling the subject of Baltimore's Food Apartheid. Food Democracy/Food Sovereignty has been a focus of Memefest's work over the last few years and it was a special opportunity for us to work with Black Yield, an amazing community organisation based out of Cherry Hill who seek to "Cultivate Self-Determination Through Black Land & Food Sovereignty".

Memefest's Oliver Vodeb and Vida Voncina, who will be visiting Montreal, alongside Kevin Lo (LOKI/Memefest) are interested in presenting a public debrief and discussion on the work done with BYI and Goucher, as well as the Memefest Network and project more broadly. We invite those interested in design and media activism, radical pedagogy, food justice (and more!) to join us for a casual "salon" at LOKI's studio.

See more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/571852240242300/

danielmarcus
1 week, 6 days ago
Great that you are doing this!
--Daniel
oliver
1 week, 6 days ago
Of course... and there will be more. When are we printing all the rest of the materials?
oliver
3 weeks, 2 days ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

oliver
3 weeks, 2 days ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

lokidesign commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 weeks, 6 days ago

"Very excited to meet you all very soon. Last weekend I participated in an event with the East Bay Pe..."

tliacas commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month ago

"Hi Tashi, I arrived this week to work with Memefest and shared some of your concerns around represen..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month ago

"As we are working a lot with photographers here is an article on Afrapix, a radical photo collective..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month ago

"Here are some great links sent to me by Pamela from Goucher, they are very useful resources, so I am..."

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month ago

"Hi all,

in our first week, we have been working or communicating with five groups of students and..."

tliacas commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 1 week ago

"Hi folks! Looking forward to joining you all as of this Sunday. Like Kevin, I am living in Montreal ..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 1 week ago

"Here the latest on Black Yield Institute, published by Civil Eats:

https://tinyurl.com/y2ephb4c..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 1 week ago

"Hello Pamela @mxpjthompson, thanks for sharing about the work you have been doing with your students..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 1 week ago

"I Love Kevin's take on food and its relation to community, commoning and the potentials, which are i..."

rok commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 1 week ago

"Hi to all of you!
I am Rok from Slovenia and I am an active member of Memefest already from 2006. M..."

lokidesign commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 2 weeks ago

"Hi everyone, Kevin here from Montreal. Very excited to join you all in Baltimore. I run a small desi..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 2 weeks ago

"And hi again...so, we are very excited and looking forward to come and join you in Baltimore to inve..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 2 weeks ago

"Hi everybody! Very much looking forward to it all. I will write more later but for now here are some..."

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 month, 2 weeks ago

"Hi to everyone in Baltimore and to Memefest community around the globe. I am one of the members of M..."

rok
ABOUT ME

Username

rok


Name

Rok Klemencic


Gender

male


Country

Slovenia


Description

I am a graphic designer from the coast of Slovenia, hungry to amplify MEMES with strong/ethical content.
Right now I am doing a master in Visual communication studies in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana researching the theme of Ecology in Graphic Design. Otherwise I work as a graphic designer for Studio Poper, a communication studio with strong social engagement, based in Ljubljana.

Some of my design work here:
http://be.net/r0k0


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

When I realized, as a young visual communicator, that we live in a neoliberal absurdness surrounded by ethical crisis, I wanted to involve all my creative energies to projects connected with deep ethical connotation.

In 2003 or 2004 I found out the project called Memefest, which was kind of revelation for me. The content on the website impressed me so much, because there I found a quite big international community of people thinking and creating in the way I wanted to do it.
After all Memefest project was developed in Slovenia, I really loved the concept and I said to myself that it was insane not to try to get involved. At that point I realized that I need to get in contact with the organization. I really wanted to know the team and I was open for absorbing new knowledge.
At the time my anger on visual pollution that commercial visual communication was producing was enormous, and I thought that collaboration with people involved in Memefest community can just help me to make my point of view clearer.

That feeling of anger, now mixed with other feelings, is still here, that`s why I am still a part of Memefest.


Faculty

Academy of Visual arts and Design / Ljubljana


Education

visual art pedagogy, visual communication


Working place

Renderspace


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